James Joyce’s Ulysses – Taking The Next Step

e75eed5d-0a77-4528-a16e-f4cca07ab960Event: James Joyce’s Ulysses – Taking The Next Step

When: 10am-5pm Saturday 25th August 2018

Where: Celtic Club offices, 420 William St, West Melbourne

Cost: $90 ($80 for concessions)

Book early and get a free copy of Kevin Birmingham’s brilliant book, The Most Dangerous Book – The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses

How to book:  go to: www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=391256

Further information:  Ulysses for Everyone! 

The Perfect Way to Go Further
with Ulysses 

10am-5pm Saturday 25th August 2018

Presented by Joycean experts
Associate Professor Frances Devlin-Glass (Ph.D., ANU)
and Dr Steve Carey DPhil

BOOK NOW AND GET A FREE HARDBACK COPY OF
KEVIN BIRMINGHAM’S BRILLIANT BOOK,
The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses

Book now at www.trybooking.com/WGUI

Where: Celtic Club offices, 420 William St, West Melbourne
Cost: $90 ($80 concessional rate for students & healthcard holders)
NOTE: Book early and receive a FREE copy of Kevin Birmingham’s book, The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses. We have limited stocks, so book fast and guarantee your copy


If you’re already a little familiar with the structure of Ulysses and its narratives, this is the day for you! Together we:

  • Get a handle on some non-naturalistic chapters, esp. Cyclops, Nausicaa, Circe, Ithaca and how they work as literary constructs;
  • Investigate Joyce’s debt to a variety of Modernist movements;
  • Explore his radicalism in thinking about
    • Romance,
    • Nationalism,
    • the Body, and his forays into psychoanalysis and the uses of dreams
    • man’s (and woman’s) place in the cosmos

Focal chapters: Cyclops (12), Nausicaa (13), Circe (15) and Ithaca (17).

Ahead of the day you’ll receive additional helpful notes, text of the chapters we’re focusing on and extracts from the wonderful 1982 RTE radio production of Ulysses. 

PLEASE NOTE: You are NOT expected to be a Joycean expert! We guarantee you WON’T be put on the spot at any stage; and that at the end of the day you WILL feel inspired to explore this wonderful book further… that’s a promise!


Session 1: 10am-11:30:  The Big Picture: Joyce and Literary Modernism

  • Intellectual Imperatives Driving Modernism
  • Literary Challenges to Victorianism

Session 2 11.45 am-1.15pm Joyce as Metafictionist

  • What is a novel? What are the limits of the form?
  • How is it different from other forms: drama, romance, journalism? Etc

Session 3: 2.15pm-3.30pm:  Parodies Gentle and Savage in Cyclops
The novel abounds in parodies, some affectionate, some highly critical. The focus for this session is Cyclops (13) with its 31 (or more) different parodies of (mainly) Irish styles.  Parody as a salute to a tradition; a form of political critique; intellectual liberation. We take you through this chapter in detail and examine how the literary becomes highly political, and delve into Joyce’s take on power and violence. We also explore Joyce’s take on nationalism.

  • Irish contexts of Cyclops
  • Rejecting and Embracing Nationalism
  • Modus Operandi of chapter: Naturalism/Hyperbolic Parody (‘Gigantism’)

Session 4: 3.45-5pm: Circe as Psychodrama

  • Unleashing Ids
  • Wider Context: Sexology as Butt and playing in the sexual arena
  • Debating Sexuality & Sexuality & Gender as Performance
  • Pornosophy: The Wisdom that inheres in Bodies

Then…
We go to the pub! We’ll continue the Joycean chat at the Exchange pub over the road.

What: James Joyce’s Ulysses – Taking The Next Step
When: 10am-5pm Saturday 25th August 2018
Where: Celtic Club offices, 420 William St, West Melbourne
Cost: $90 ($80 for concessions)
BOOK EARLY AND GET A FREE COPY OF KEVIN BIRMINGHAM’S BRILLIANT BOOK,
The Most Dangerous Book – The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses
How to book:  go to
www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=391256

 

 

 

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